The Friday, March 2, concert by the Bach Collegium San Diego at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Hillcrest offered the best of both worlds: one of the familiar, cherished motets by J. S. Bach and rarely heard works by Heinrich Schütz and Domenico Scarlatti.
In an amazing solo recital Thursday at the Balboa Theatre, Pierre-Laurent Aimard gave his account of revolutionary piano music from the last two centuries, anchored in Beethoven’s landmark Hammerklavier Piano Sonata, Op. 106, from 1818.
There’s a universe of forces for good in daily life, and playwright Steven Dietz says most of them go over our heads. North Coast Repertory Theatre’s excellent mount of his ‘This Random World,’ and his own deft and user-friendly hand, combine to show us he’s right.
Sunday (February 25), the Hausmann Quartet embarked on another year of its “Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime,” playing string quartets by Haydn, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Tina Tallon on the museum’s ferryboat Berkeley
Sacra/Profana’s Founding Artistic Director Krishan Oberoi conducted Ernst Krenek’s atonal “Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae” and Associate Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta led Benjamin Britten’s late and decidedly astringent “Sacred and Profane: Eight Medieval Lyrics” Friday at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.
San Diego Opera’s sumptuous, musically resplendent production of Puccini’s “Turnadot” opened Saturday, February 24, in the Civic Theatre.